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Matthew 12.22–50; focused on 12.27–32 27

Just in case anyone thought that the vision of a gentle, humble Messiah meant that he would be a pushover for every evil power that came along, the present passage sets the balance straight. One of the things everybody knew about the coming Messiah was that he would fight God’s battles and rescue his people. The Bible had said so. But what is the real battle? For Jesus, it wasn’t the battle they all expected him to fight – with the occupying Roman troops, or with Herod and his supporters, or perhaps even with the...

Taken from Lent For Everyone – Matthew Year A by Tom Wright (2011)

Published by SPCK

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The #BigRead2011: meeting together in housegroups to read the Bible,
making use of Tom Wright's Matthew for Lent with opportunities to go
much bigger and much more creative and join in online (inter)nationally.
From quiet sitting rooms with Bibles and books, to coffee shops and
internet chatrooms across the world.

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